Rodenbach Grand Cru - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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4.3/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 33 cl bottle with a consume before date on the back label.
Appearance: Quick to foam though retains a healthy looking lace, deep reddish brown lets little light through.
Smell: Sour fruit; cherries, grapes and lemon. Hints of vanilla and malt husk.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Mild viscous smoothness, lots of tartness with fruity suggestions of cherries and plum. Mild flare of alcohol with a hollow vanilla flavor. Not much for hops though any kind of hop flavor would not be expected any way.
Drinkablity & Notes: A pretty exceptional brew, I have had better from this brewery in the past though this one still stands up to be a quality brew for sure.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2004 03:46:49 | More by Jason
4.95/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Presentation: 33cl European-style brown bottle. Foil neck and an illustrated label of their famous oak casks.
Appearance: Hazy dark red, almost deep brown in colour with a nice whisp of a white laced head.
Smell: Acidic, sharp fruity aroma. Hints of caramel notes and oak as the beer warms.
Taste: Crisp, dry and refreshingly tart. Has a very intense sourness and a raw cherry juice fruitiness about it. Body is perfectly balanced, full and gentle. A subtle background malt sweetness provides balance. Hops are masked by the instense flavours. Light malt grain and oak flavours as the beer warms. Finishes semi-tart, clean.
Notes: Grand Cru is probably the most famous of the West Flanders red ales. It's made with Vienna malt and 5 yeast strains. It's then aged in massive unvarnished oak casks for over 2 years. Then, it's blended with other 2 year old ales, no young ale addition. There's no fruit in this beer. All fruit flavours are imparted by its unique house blend of yeast strains.
Dear beergod, thank you. This is indeed one of the most refreshing beers on the planet. An absolute must try.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2000 15:39:08 | More by Todd
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Rodenbach Grand Cru from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 2,403 ratings.